Periodontal Care

Professional Education

  • FDA and ADA: Ensuring Oral Care Product Safety for the Public

    Journal of Clinical Dentistry Article - U.S. Food and Drug Administration and American Dental Association: Ensuring Oral Care Product Safety for the Public
  • Advanced Oral Antibacterial And Anti-Inflammatory Technology

    Triclosan is a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent, marketed for use in oral products. It is effective against both grampositive and gram-negative bacteria
  • Cardiovascular Disease And Oral Inflammation

    Cardiovascular disease involves the heart and/or blood vessels. More than 50 million Americans experience cardiovascular problems and cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the United States.
  • Compendium Gingivitis An Inflammatory Periodontal Disease

    A chronic inflammatory disease of the gingiva and periodontiumresults in destruction of gingival connective tissue, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone.
  • Diabetes And Oral Inflammation

    Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Of the 20.8 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes, nearly one-third are unaware that they have the disease.

Patient Education

  • What Is Periodontal Disease?

    If your hands bled when you washed them, you would be concerned. Yet, many people think it's normal if their gums bleed when they brush or floss. In a 1999 study, researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that half of Americans over 30 had bleeding gums.
  • What Is Tartar?

    Tartar, sometimes called calculus, is plaque that has hardened on your teeth. Tartar can also form at and underneath the gumline and can irritate gum tissues.
  • Debridement

    Debridement is the removal of excessive amounts of plaque and tartar from your teeth.
  • Gingival Flap Surgery

    Gingival flap surgery is a procedure in which the gums are separated from the teeth and folded back temporarily to allow a dentist to reach the root of the..
  • Gingivitis

    People with gingivitis have inflamed gum tissue around their teeth, caused by bacteria found in dental plaque. Normal, healthy gums should be firmly attached to